Dynamics NAV vs Dynamics 365 Business Central Feature Comparison

The tables below break down the functionality available in the different versions of Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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                Licensing
 Versions 4.0 5.0 2009 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 365 BC
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                Architecture & Technology
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 Page Extensions              
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 Modern Development Environment (Visual Studio Code with AL)              
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 Support for Azure SQL          
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                General Functionalities
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 Copy & Paste Rows                
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 Batch-Post Sales & Purchases As Scheduled                
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 Enhancements for Customer Migration Tools                
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 Notifications            
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                Financial Management
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 Reconcile Payables With External Document Number Field                
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 VAT Registration Number Validation              
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 Employee Sub-Ledger              
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 System-Wide Dimension Filters              
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 Deferrals          
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 Cash Management        
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 Support for SEPA Credit Transfer & SEPA Direct Debit        
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 Cost Accounting      
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 Cash Flow Forecast      
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 Faster G/L Posting      
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 Online Payment Services    
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 Bank Account Management  
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 Batch Creation of Journal Lines  
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 Partial Payments
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                Manufacturing
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 Production Orders      
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                Supply Chain Management
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 Item Attributes and Hierarchy            
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 Item Budgets
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 Picks
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                Service Management
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                Project Management
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                Sales & Marketing
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                Business Intelligence & Reporting
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